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Packing Events


***HOLIDAY INFORMATION***

**The cut off for donated items for our Christmas packing will be November 7th.   Since our cut off with the post office is three weeks prior to Christmas, FSO will be packing our Holiday “We Care” packages prior to Thanksgiving.   This all means that all letters of encouragement, Holiday cards, candy canes and stockings need to be in our National Operations Center in Lake Worth by or on November 7th please. **

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR PACKING EVENTS

Our Monthly packing events format has changed.  In 2014, we have quarterly Open/Public Packing events.

In order to assure that all of our recipients are not forgotten, we have restructured our format.   FSO will be seeking Sponsored Packing Events (“SPE”) for all other months and throughout the year.  They can be held on different days of the week, and are not limited to being held on Saturday’s.

2014 Public Packing Event Schedule will be posted on a quarterly basis

The packing event for the third quarter  is now ready for those who wish to register.  If you are new to FSO and have not participated before, I highly encourage you to sign up and experience this awesome feeling

The schedule for the third quarter is available:

September 20th  10am-2pm

The “open to the public packing events” are by reservation ONLY.   We cannot take groups of 5 ore more for the public packing, but encourage you to contact our office to do a Sponsored Packing Event.

Please R.S.V.P. To avoid having too many people at once, which tends to cause us to lose productivity.  You may book in advance. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Packing Event Manager at packingevents@forgottensoldiers.org or call the National Headquarters at 561-369-2933

If you are interested in participating in one of our packing events and would like to make your reservation,  please contact our Packing Event Manager at packingevents@forgottensoldiers.org or call the National Operation Center  at 561-369-2933.  Please let us know how many people are you bringing, we will need your phone number and a reliable email address to contact you.


*EVEN THOUGH WE MAY BE BOOKED FOR CERTAIN PACKING DATES, WE WELCOME YOU TO CONTACT US ABOUT DOING PRIVATE SPONSORED PACKING EVENTS DURING ANY GIVEN MONTH**

Sponsored Packing Events’s (“SPE”):  $25/Individuals, $155/Squad box   5 people minimum for Sponsored Packing Events

Sponsored Packing Events are geared specifically for groups (private packings such as businesses, parties, clubs,  etc.- where the participants determine how many boxes they wish to sponsor !     For more information on SPE contact John Oldham, FSO Community Relations Manager at  john@forgottensoldiers.org or call 561-503-5819.  These packings can be done any day and at any time, and are not limited to Saturday’s, providing there are openings on the schedule.   In addition, to just packing a box, you will participate in a Team Challenge (which is alot of fun), full of educational information about the military, and what actually is involved in packing a “We Care” package.   You wouldn’t believe some of the facts!!!

This is also a great way for students to receive community service for graduation also. Again, please email your reservation to packingevents@forgottensoldiers.org to participate.

Where:

FSO National Operation Center
3550 23rd Ave. S. #7
Lake Worth, Florida 33461

Directions:

Directions from the south: I95 North. Exit 10th Avenue North and go west
(make a left). Go west to your 4th light (Boutwell Road) and make a left.
Go to the 1st street on the right (7th Avenue North) and make a right. Go
to your 1st street on the left (23rd Avenue South) and make a left. Go to
the first driveway on the left. The building number is 3550 and is on the
outside of the building. Go around the front of the building to Suite 7
with the American Flag by the door.

Directions from the North: I95 South. Exit 10th Avenue North and go west
(make a right). Go west to your 3rd light (Boutwell Road) and make a left.
Go to the 1st street on the right (7th Avenue North) and make a right. Go
to your 1st street on the left (23rd Avenue South) and make a left. Go to
the first driveway on the left. The building number is 3550 and is on the
outside of the building. Go around the front of the building to Suite 7
with the American Flag by the door.

Volunteers Make Us Work!

We are grateful for the volunteers who continue to help us.  However, we are always in need of people to help with collecting donated items, filling the packages and delivering them for shipping.

We are located in Palm Beach County, Florida. If you’re in our area and would like to become a volunteer, please contact us by either completing the form on the ‘Contact Us‘ page or emailing us directly here.

Watch this page and “Latest Happenings” page for special packing events.

Thank you for ALL of  your help!

Volunteer Groups of 5 or more need to schedule for a special “sponsored” packing or can make an appointment to help at the Operation Center on an alternative date…we have a lot of administrative tasks that need volunteers …

If you are interested in helping out in the  with inventory during the week, please contact Barbara O’Connor, Warehouse Manager at 561-369-2933.   You may leave a message for her, and she will return your call.   We are always in need of help at the warehouse for inventorying the items.

This is a great way to earn Community Service Hours!

As always, thank you for your participation and support!

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About Author: Lynelle

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is a non-profit organization that ships care packages filled with donated items and letters to the United States military men and women actively serving overseas.

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